RUNWAY Info and Photos From Kadokawa
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Cries from the soul left by the “non-regular poet” who took his own life at 32.The poignant and extraordinary best-selling book of poems is now a film!
Kadokawa Pictures has provided information and photos for their new film RUNWAY (滑走路, Kassoro). Tanka Poetry Collection (歌集 滑走路, Kashu Kassoro), by the poet Shinichiro Haghihara who died at the age of 32, serves as the basis for this drama. The movie is directed by Norichika Oba, who was an assistant director on SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016) before helming the award-winning film CYCLOPS (キュクロプス, Kyukuropusu, 2019).
Midori (Asami Mizukawa), an illustrator in her late 30s, is anxious about her future. Meanwhile, Takano (Kodai Asaka), a young bureaucrat working for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, is struggling under the pressure of work, feeling disillusioned and powerless. One day, a nonprofit lobbyist brings to his attention a list of individuals who supposedly committed suicide because they worked in non-regular employment. Takano takes particular interest in a 25-year-old man, the same age as him, on the list,and starts looking into the cause of his death.
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: Friday, November 20, 2020 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 120 Minutes
Midori: Asami Mizukawa
Takano: Kodai Asaka
Class President: Uta Yorikawa
Amano: Kei Kinoshita
Yuto: Yuto Ikeda
Amamiya: Kaito Yoshimura
Akechi: Shota Sometani
Takumi: Kenji Mizuhashi
Yoko: Maki Sakai
Director: Norichika Oba
Original Story: Tanka Poetry Collection by Shinichiro Hagihara (Published by Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation / KADOKAWA)
Screenplay: Sayaka Kuwamura
Theme Song: “Paper Plane” by Sano ibuki (EMI Records / UNIVERSAL MUSIC)
Production Company: “Runway” Film Partners (Saitama Prefecture / SKIP City, Sai-no-Kuni Visual Plaza)
Production: Kadokawa Daiei Studio, Digital SKIP Station
Distributor (Japan): Kadokawa
International Sales: Kadokawa
©2020 “Runway” Film Partners
About Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
Kadokawa Pictures is part of Kadokawa Shoten, which forms the axis of the expansive KADOKAWA CORPORATION. Kadokawa Shoten has maintained the company’s traditions since its founding, while continuously seeking to innovate at the same time. With their core operations based in publishing and film, represented by the Kadokawa Paperback, Kadokawa Pictures, and Kadokawa Anime labels, they continually release a wide range of content targeted to all age groups.